Black Sea – A Befitting Cast


What could be a more befitting combination than having Academy Awardee Kevin Macdonald along with Academy Award nominee Jude Law? Venturing into the black sea to find a Nazi treasure, Jude takes on board English divers and Russian crooks in search of the treasure. The journey heads to uncertainty with the crew members fighting with each other for survival. The film is full of thrills and dangers about the submarine as it plunges into the black sea hunting for the treasure. Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Smiley are part of the team supporting Jude.

The supporting cast consists of leading character actors that have added strength to the movie. Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Michael Smiley, Sergey Piskepalis, Booby Schofield and Jodie Whittaker play prominent roles in the film. The female lead Whittaker is known for her excellent performance in the film. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she plunged into the entertainment industry shortly after she completed her course.

The actress was seen in movies like Good from Vicente Amorim starring opposite Viggo Mortensen, St Trinian’s comedies, Attack the Block, Academy Award Nominee Wish 143, a short film by Ian Barnes. Whittaker is a Royal Television Society Award nominee for her performance in Broadchurch, UK drama series.

Ben Mendelsohn players the role of Fraser in the film. He is one of the most popular Australian actors to watch out for. He starred in global movies and was a renowned name in the industry. His performance in the Animal Kingdom, opposite Jacki Weaver (Academy Award nominee) won his accolades. He was also part of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly from Andrew Dominik that also features Black Sea co-star McNairy.

Michael Smiley plays the role of Reynolds in the film. Smiley is still remembered for his breathtaking role in the television series Spaced, where he was a sported the role of a cycle courier Tyres along with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Since then he made it to many films and television series. The trio also featured in Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End. He is the recipient of British Independent Film Award and also won the London Critics’ Circle Film Award.

Smiley is not just an actor but also conducts stand-up comedy shows on account of which he frequents Britain and across the globe. He is also a regular on Luther along with Idris Elba. He also won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kill List.

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